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IzmarIzmar - Conscious EP [mtk149] ()

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Dutch-based artist Izmar has been releasing on Monotonik for a couple of years now, starting with his marvellous pair of 'Aze' albums, which shifted him way away from minimal techno roots into almost Fila Brazillia-style jazzelectronic territory. Now, we get a second follow-up EP, 'Conscious', which shifts his wonderful nu-chill in yet another direction, thanks to his unusual use of a sitar on top of his normal voice and live instrument cornucopia.

Thus, we start with 'Walking', a typically languid, wordless vocal-filled piece which sounds gorgeous even before the spiralling sitar solo comes in over the top, gently vibrating its way to ecstacy. Switching things up a little, 'Ippe Oppe' cuts in some scratching and sneaky samples inbetween some fading brass and progressive percussion. Finally, it's all about 'Weird Friend', a fitting downtempo ending which kicks into a majestic sitar jam halfway through. We heart you, Izmar.

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Artist/Composer: Izmar
Date: 0000-00-00 00:00:00

See also: MusicBrainz (release group)[MusicBrainz (release group)]; MusicBrainz (release)[MusicBrainz (release)]; Discogs (release)[Discogs (release)]

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Reviewer: fruktos - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - September 18, 2005
Subject: da na na naaa
fun, simple, beautiful moments. a wonderful listen.. can't get enough of it. great background music as well.

"Walking" is one of those rare demonstrations where a simple hook and a good idea can lead to greatness. Managing to 'pull off' such a simple approach and making it work is even rarer. Layers of vocals refraining "da na na naaa" carry this track completely.. a great groove and killer track. This is on my all time netlabel A-list.

The other 2 tracks show his talent and diversity however. Going more for the smooth, deep, soul-jazz, triphop sound.

Wish there was more!
Reviewer: SinQ - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - July 23, 2005
Subject: Conscious EP - A Wonderfull trip
Why haven't I found you sooner?

How about doing some remixing from both sides?
I love the jazzy atmoshpere Izmar creates. Thanks for the sounds ;)

Reviewer:! - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - July 17, 2005
Subject: Great music!
This Ep is a nice work, with good elements of downtempo. Calm and interesting music. Listen it!
Claudio PĂ©rez. Santiago - Chile.

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